tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN February 11, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PST
that's it for us. thanks for watching. i'll see you back here on friday night. "early start" with john berman and christine romans begins right now. just hours from now, bernie sanders, hillary clinton, face-off in a key debate at a key moment in the democratic race for president. we'll break down the new strategy they have going forward. republicans now taking the white house fight to south carolina and all-out brawl to take down frontrunner donald trump and each other. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> nice to see you. i'm john berman. thursday, february 11th. we are hours away from a showdown. a pbs democratic debate that will air tonight. it is clear where hillary
clinton and bernie sanders are drawing the line. minority voters. bernie sanders hit the late show with stephen colbert. he brought up racial oppression and if the revolution he is calling for could end in violence. >> those who make peaceful revolution possible make violent revolution inevitable. if your answer is not the answer, is violent revolution inevitable? >> i certainly hope not. the goal of the campaign is look at the civil rights movement and women's moment and gay moment, when people come together, we can accomplish enormous things. >> the debate in milwaukee at 9:00 p.m. joe johns with the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, this morning, the focus is turning to milwaukee and debate
there tonight with bernie sanders and hillary clinton. it is so important because the former secretary of state lost momentum in new hampshire. she is trying to make changes to her campaign to appeal to younger voters. bernie sanders will try to build on fund raising success as well as the big win in new hampshire to show he is not a one-state wonder. a lot riding on the debate. at the same time, the candidates are looking forward to the time the voters go to the polls. south carolina is a challenge because of the demographics. african-american voters with big influence. interesting bernie sanders did not just fly to south carolina after his big win. he went to harlem to meet with reverend al sharpton. he wasn't issuing any endorsements. he is waiting to meet with hillary clinton. in talking with someone familiar with sharpton's thinking, he has concerns about both candidates. there continue to be questions
if sanders can actually do the things he talked about on the campaign trail. my understanding is while it all sounds good, there is skepticism about whether sanders can deliver. also misgivings about hillary clinton, too. she polls well with minorities, there are questions about things bill clinton did as president that could affect hillary's campaign. the wounds have not healed over the rhetoric and divisive battle in the primary in 2008. bill clinton seen as going a little too far at times. there is also his signing of the welfare reform bill while president and crime bill that led to higher rates of incarceration. bill clinton says he regrets that, but the source said the question is whether the african-american community is going to take oops, i'm sorry for an answer. today, the focus on milwaukee and the latest face-off with the candidates and that debate. john and christine. joe, thanks.
that debate is tonight. sponsored by pbs. airing here on cnn. also your local pbs station. live at 9:00 p.m. eastern. the republican presidential field is smaller by two. governor chris christie and business executive carly fiorina dropping out of the race. most republicans have now quit the field, ten of them, than are still in it. seven. john kasich, ted cruz. >> what about jim gilmore? he went from 15th to 7th in a week. >> trump out front and rivals have nine days to bring him down. >> donald trump who is an extraordinary politician, apparently, and a great actor and entertainer. it is entertaining until you get insulted. not so if you are a disabled person. that is a sign of weakness or
disparage women or hispanics. >> we cannot nominate the candidate. >> i think we remember 65% chose someone other than donald trump. the question is how long will it take before we have a narrow enough field for that voter to consolidate. >> trump is the only leading republican not in south carolina today. he has left the state for louisiana for a baton rouge rally tonight. cnn's jim acosta is traveling with him. >> reporter: john and christine, trump took a victory lap on the stage behind me as he was savoring the win in the primary in new hampshire. he tipped his hat to chris christie and carly fiorina who dropped out of the race. although trump has been attacked by all of the rivals, the real estate tycoon rarely talked
about the candidates. he hit hillary clinton as somebody who can't even beat bernie sanders. here is how trump put it in south carolina. >> she's got to get through this wacky socialist guy, bernie. listen, last night, last night, before i made my speech, i said i don't want to make it while he is making it. i let him go. he went on forever. he wants to give the country away. >> reporter: the trump campaign is planning to stick of holding big arena style rallies up and down the campaign calendar. his campaign manager says his candidate has a major advantage in the field. he said the campaign has staff and volunteers in 20 states. trump will not just be in south carolina in the coming days, but louisiana and florida heading into the weekend. john and christine. >> jim, thanks. breaking overnight, the state department says it could release
550 remaining e-mails on saturday after a judge scolded for the delays. this is a controversy that dogged her during the campaign. the timeline would release the e-mails the day before super tuesday. governor kasich is planning to sign the measure which passed the house and senate. the measure will not force any planned parenthood centers to close, but officials with the group say the cuts will harm many poor women in need of health services. the top health officials tell at a senate hearing where lawmakers are considering $1.8 billion in funding to fast track a vaccine for the zika virus. the centers for disease control and prevention confirming it identified the virus in the tissue of two babies who died of
microcephaly. time for an early start on your money. dramatic losses for stocks around the globe. messy again this morning. a steep drop in oil. dow futures down more than 200 points right now. you will probably see a big selloff after the huge losses in europe and asia. oil's crash, the strong u.s. dollar, a chaos in global markets. janet yellen talking about that. so did the fed raise rates too soon? >> while there is always some risk of recession and i recognize and just stated that global financial developments could produce a slowing in the economy, i think we want to be careful not to jump to premature conclusion about what is in store for the u.s. economy. i don't think it's going to be
oregon wildlife refuge may soon be over. the armed protesers are planning to surrender to agents this morning. clive bundy was arrested hours ago by the fbi. it is not known what the charges are, but the elder bundy was on the way to oregon. and two deputies killed in maryland in a shootout. the alleged shooter was described by police as a vagrant. authorities still don't know what caused a small plane to crash. the flight aircraft burst into flames after hitting a mountain wednesday afternoon. the civilian pilot works for the sheriff's office.
new this morning, the federal government is suing ferguson, missouri in an effort to force reforms. this comes in response as the city's rejection of the deal of the justice department after a report found discrimination of the law enforcement community. the city became a symbol of problems after the shooting of michael brown in 2014. city officials in cleveland want the family of tamir rice, the 12-year-old killed by police, want the family to pay for the ambulance ride after he was fatally shot in 2014. the city filed a claim asking for a $500 reimbursement. the flint water crisis on capitol hill as lawmakers held a second hearing on wednesday. governor snyder asked the legislature for $195 million for
the city of flint. the city is now under a boil advisory after a water main break. free at last. that is how one passenger puts it last night from the royal caribbean ship returning to the port of new jersey. "anthem of the seas" was battered by hurricane-force winds. for passengers, there is no place like tera firma. >> 17 hours. it is like a roller coaster you cannot get off. >> the crew and captain were great. >> don't want to talk about it. >> just like the movie. the captain and crew, it all worked out. >> so glad to be home. >> liar, liar. he lies. all liars. wind speeds. everything. he said two hours.
it was torture. >> passengers were told to go in their cabins. they were looking up at the waves crashing above them on to the ship. royal caribbean says the storm far exceeded its forecast. the company admitting it must do better to avoid situations. >> they seemed not to have fun. >> the reports were out there in the middle of the storm. >> i'm glad they're back. an arctic freeze on its way. meteorologist pedram javaheri has more. >> john and christine, good morning. the arctic freeze ahead of us the next couple of days. it is here with a trough and disturbance after disturbance. look at the windchill temperatures forecast into this morning. duluth and international falls. 20 below. working toward friday into saturday and 30 below across the regions like chicago at 10
degrees. the cooling trend from saturday into sunday, 14 below in chicago and eventually all the cold air begins to lock up over the northeast. this is the concern here. saturday into sunday morning, some windchill forecasts have the numbers as low as 20 to 30 below zero across northern new england. new york city could feel as cold as minus 10 when you factor the windchill on valentine's day. we have a winter storm across western michigan and western pennsylvania. the lake-effect machine in place and cranking out snowfall in recent days. we have seen little the freezing across the great lakes. light showers in new york city. accumulations on the light side. looking at 4 to 6 inches of accumulations on the favorite spots of the great lakes. temperatures make it to 29 in new york. washington at 31 degrees. the seven-day forecast tells the tale. bring it down to 2 for an overnight low on saturday into sunday with the high on
valentine's day only at 23 degrees. guys. that's cold for valentine's day. >> you have to find a way to stay warm. happening now. u.s. and world leaders pushing for a cease-fire in syria. air strikes increase. we have live team coverage next. ♪ we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol® 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol®.
secretary of state john kerry calling for immediate cease-fire in syria. the secretary in germany right now for a meeting of major world powers. growing concern on two fronts over russia's full throttle air support for the syrian regime offenses against rebel forces. it is threatening the peace process and threatening the refugee crisis. cnn has live updates on both developing stories. we have nic robertson with more from munich. >> reporter: good morning, john. this is seen as a last-ditch gasp, if you will, to resurrect the geneva convention.
and that is opposition and the government close to meaning talks which could get lost. we are hearing from the russians is they are talking about putting a cease-fire on the table. possibly march 1st. this is what the ambassador to the u.n. said. >> we have a number of discussions with the united states, including the possibility of a cease-fire and also some humanitarian discussions. >> reporter: reality is russia's credibility is at an all-time low. the u.n. said last week in geneva the fact that russia was upping air strikes in aleppo and along with syrian government forces on the ground, that is what stymied the talks. the only thing the u.n. could do is hit the pause button. the opposition's group ranges from the former prime ministers to hard liner islamic groups. they are putting their hopes on
humanitarian access on the ground. it is anyone's guess. what you have here in munich today is the 18 different nations that came together to get the united nations security council resolution to get to the peace talks. it is going to be russia and iran in one corner. the rest of the international community in another corner. that explains why we are hearing from the russians and willing to put a cease-fire on the table. if they did not do that, they come out under huge condemnation with reality that they will be blamed for the failure of the peace talks. >> a lot of balls in the air in munich, thank you. the strikes in syria are coming close to the border in kentucky turkey. it is uprooting thousands of lives. for that part of the story, we
turn to correspondent arwa damon in turkey. good morning, arwa. >> reporter: good morning, christine. ever since the regime was able to cut off the supply route from turkey to aleppo, they not only split the opposition controlled countryside to the north of aleppo, they also cut off a vital humanitarian supply line and caused tens of thousands to stream toward turkey's borders. since the last few days, russian air strikes have been pounding locations, villages and towns, held by the opposition, but close to the turkey border. some a ten-minute drive away. trying to soften the targets to advance on the ground for the allies. this is causing more people to flee with tens of thousands of them already gathered along the
turkish border. the country says it has an open-door policy, the gates still remain closed. the people in the refugee camps can hear it and count the air strikes and only fully aware of how vulnerable they continue to be. as long as they are inside syria and unable to cross to turkey. you have the united nations and united nations and doppler radar tors without borders calling on turkey to open its gates. thank you, arwa. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton hours from taking the debate stage. they have a new chance to define this race. a big moment in the campaign coming up. we will give you the preview next.
a critical night for democrats in the race for president. bernie sanders and hillary clinton on the debate stage. the first since sanders' landslide new hampshire win. south carolina. love is a battle field or no love is a battle field in south carolina. the republicans hit that state going after each other hard. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. we are hours away from a new
sh showdown on pbs. after a high profile meeting with al sharpton in harlem, bernie sanders hit the late show with stephen colbert. he addressed when the political revolution he is calling for could end in violence. >> those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable. is what john kennedy said. if your answer is not the answer, is violent revolution inevitable? >> i certainly hope not. i hope and what the goal of this campaign is about to look at the civil rights movement and women's moment and gay moment. understand when people come together, we can accomplish enormous things. >> so that debate tonight takes place in milwaukee at 9:00 p.m. you can watch it here and local pbs station. senior correspondent joe johns has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, the focus this morning is turning to milwaukee and the pivotal debate with bernie
sanders and hillary clinton. it is important because the former secretary of state took a drubbing in new hampshire. bernie sanders is going to try to build on fund raising success as well as the big win in new hampshire to show he's not a one-state wonder. a lot riding on the debate tonight. at the same time the candidates are looking toward the next time the voters actually go to the polls. the pivot to south carolina is a challenge for these candidates because of the demographics. african-american voters with big influence there. interesting, bernie sanders did not just fly right down to south carolina after the big win. he went to harlem to meet with al sharpton. sharpton wasn't issuing endorsements at this point. he is waiting to talk to hillary clinton. he has concerns about both candidates and there continue to be questions whether sanders can
actually do the things he's talked about on the campaign trail. my understanding is while it all sounds good, there is skepticism about whether sanders can deliver and misgivings about hillary clinton, too. though she polls well with minorities, there are questions about things bill clinton did as president that could affect hillary's campaign. the wounds have not healed over the rhetoric and difficuvisive e when bill clinton was president. bill clinton says he regrets signing some of the bills when president, but will the community take oops, i'm sorry as a response.
john and christine. >> that debate sponsored by pbs airs tonight on cnn and on your local pbs station at 9:00 p.m. the republican presidential field is smaller by two this morning. governor chris christie and carly fiorina dropped out of the race. more republicans have quit the field. ten folks have quit and seven left. including jim gilmore. today all the candidates are stumping in south carolina. following donald trump's big win in new hampshire, his rivals have nine days to bring him down. >> donald trump, who is an extraordinary politician, apparently, and a great actor and entertainer, it is entertaining until you get insulted. not so entertaining if you are a disabled person. that is a sign of weakness or
disparage women. >> we cannot have a candidate who has the same health care plan as socialized medicine as bernie sanders. >> i think we should remember 65% chose someone other than donald trump. how long will it take before we have a narrow enough field? >> trump is only candidate not in south carolina. he is heading to louisiana for a rally in baton rouge. jim acosta is along for the ride. >> reporter: donald trump took a victory lap on this stage. trump tipped his hat to carly fiorina and chris christie who dropped out of the race. trump has been attacked, but he rarely talked about his opponents in south carolina. he did spend some time sounding like a general election candidate. hitting hillary clinton as somebody who can't beat bernie
sanders. here is how trump put it. >> she's got to get through this wacky socialist guy, bernie. listen, no, no, last night, last night, before i made my speech, i said i don't want to make it while he's making it. i was trying to beat him out there. i said let him go. he went on forever. he wants to give the country away. >> reporter: the trump campaign is holding with the big rallies up and down the campaign calendar. his campaign manager says he has a major advantage over the candidates in the field. he said the campaign has staff and volunteers in 20 states and trump will not just be in south carolina in the coming days. he will be in louisiana and florida heading into the weekend. john and christine. jim, thanks. breaking overnight, the state department says it could release 550 of hillary clinton remaining e-mails on saturday. about 3,700 e-mails remain from
the tens of thousands that clinton kept on a private server that created controversy. the original timeline would have it releasing the e-mails the day before super tuesday. the state of ohio set to cut off millions for planned parenthood. the governor john kasich is promising to sign the measure. he calls the bill fiscally responsible. the measure will not force any planned parenthood centers to close. the nation's top health officials testify at a senate hearing where lawmakers are considering a request for $1.8 billion in funding to fast track a vaccine for the zika virus. the centers for disease control and prevention identified the virus in the tissue of two babies in brazil that died from microcephaly. 38 minutes past the hour. time for an early start on your money. the dow suffering through a four-day losing streaks.
futures suggest it is five thanks to the drop in oil overnight. huge losses in stock markets in europe and asia. drivers will save hundreds of dollars at the gas pump thanks to the crash in oil. now travelers are finally seeing lower rates in the air as well. that's right. finally. airfares dropped 6.2% in the third quarter of last year. the average ticket $372. experts say increased competition from spirit and frontier have the major airlines dropping prices. the cost of jet fuel has dropped $1 a gallon in the past year. that allows for more flexibility in tickets. the fbi moving in on the remaining protesters. those occupiers. those folks who tookover an oregon wildlife refuge. we have new details next.
an airport. we don't know what the charges are. the facebook post for the nevada ranch says the older bundy was on the way to the scene in oregon. the suspect who gunned down two sheriffs was targeting police officers in maryland, 30 miles from baltimore. the alleged shooter, 68-year-old man was also killed. the federal government is suing ferguson, missouri in an effort to force reforms in the police department and court system. it comes after the rejection of the deal of the police department after a report found discrimination throughout ferguson's law enforcement. the city is a symbol of problems of policing and race after the shooting of michael brown in 2014. the officer involved in the case was not charged. the city of cleveland wants the family of tamir rice to pay
for the ambulance ride after he was shot and killed in 2014. the city is asking for a $500 reimbursement. the family says they are disturbed. the flint water crisis is front and center on capitol hill. a second hearing on wednesday. the michigan governor rick snyder declined to testify. he asked for another $195 million in funding for flint from the state legislature. the city of flint is under a boil water advisory after a water main. free at last. that is how one passenger put it as he disembarked from the royal caribbean cruise ship in new jersey. the anthem of the seas was battered by a storm in the atlantic with 30-foot waves. hurricane-force winds. 6,000 passengers on board. this is bigger than the town i grew up in. for them, it is good to be back on dry land. >> 17 hours.
it was a roller coaster you cannot get off. >> it was scary, but the crew and captain were great. >> don't want to talk about it. >> the storm is like the perfect storm just like the movie. >> so glad to be home. a heck of a ride. >> the captain is a liar. all lies. the wind speeds. he kept on saying we would be out of the mess in two hours. it was 12 hours of sheer torture. >> the passengers were told to go to the cabins and stay there and they could look out and sea the waves above them. unbelievable. >> not fun. royal caribbean apologized saying the storm far exceeded the forecast, but admitted it must do better to avoid situations. i get sea sick looking at these pictures. >> i don't like a lot of people. that's a problem on a cruise ship of 6,000 people. an arctic freeze on the way. meteorologist pedram javaheri
has more. >> john and christine, yes, the arctic air ahead of us the next couple days. you want to look at temperatures where it feels like 18 degrees in new york. 14 in philly. 7 in cincinnati. you see the numbers. you think it's cold, but the next couple days potentially with the windchills some 20 to 30 degrees colder in some spots. windchills in the midwest and international falls at 30 below zero on friday morning. chicago sits at a comfortable 10 degrees for a windchill. notice what happens on saturday. gives you an idea for what we are tracking on sunday. 14 below is what it feels like in chicago. the arctic air locked in place. the dip in the jet stream that brings the cold in by saturday and sunday. that's when we think the coldest weather since january of 1994 could pop in the northeast. we are getting light snowshowers with a trough in place. nothing significant. flurries in boston and new york. the biggest accumulation will be
on the great lakes shores. the favorable lake-effect snow areas. the temperatures in boston, down to minus 3 on saturday night. high temperature at 14 degrees. look what happens. we warm up tuesday and wednesday of next week. some hope in recovery in the forecast and for new york as well. warming trend after the historic cooling trend. >> pedram. president obama back in the white house after revisiting the city where he launched his campaign nine years ago. springfield, illinois. listen to what the president acknowledges as his biggest failure in office. >> it has been noted, often, by pundits, that the tone of our politics hasn't gotten better since i was inaugurated. it's gotten worse. that there's still this yawning gap with the magnitude of our
challenges and smallness of our politics. which is why in my final state of the union address and in the one before that, i had to acknowledge one of my few regrets is my inability to reduce the polarization and meanness in the politics. >> interesting he brought that up. saying he acknowledges that things are worse off in terms of tone and discourse than when he took office. he wishes that were not the case. 48 minutes past hour. global selloff. we will get an early start on your money next.
russia's full throttle air support for the offensive against rebel forces. it is threatening against the peace process and triggering a refugee crisis. cnn has live coverage of the developing stories starting with nic robertson in munich. nic. >> reporter: christine, good morning. the talks that will get under way here later today is critical for the peace process. if they can't hammer something out here, those talks that got off the ground a couple weeks ago in geneva and the pause button hit because the russian air strikes and the syrian government ground forces campaign around aleppo got to such a momentum, the u.n. felt all they could do is pause the talks rather than break them up completely. the meetings here today, if they can't break that log jam, the hopes for the meaningful peace process will breakdown. that will happen here.
what we are hearing from the russians, they are proposing a cease-fire the 1st of march. this is what the ambassador to the u.n. said. >> we have a number of discussions with the united states, including possibility of cease-fire and also some humanitarian discussions. >> reporter: the reality here is though that russian credibility is at a low. they are regarded by the 18 nations and country groups meeting here today as the one single country along with iran and of course the syrian government that are causing the casualties in the conflict to escalate seriously at the moment. so right now it does seem to be a hard sell. what we know the opposition is looking for here is to see humanitarian access across the country. that is going to be key for them. however, the test is really going to come. will the russians compromise and
move up this cease-fire to something meaningful and can they be trusted on it. >> all right. nic, thank you. >> of course, there is the human toll to what is going on. russian air strikes coming close to the turkey border. this is shifting the battle on the ground and uprooting the lives of civilians. for that part of the story, we turn to correspondent arwa damon in turkey. arwa. >> reporter: good morning. if you will remember when the russian air strikes allowed the syrian regime to cut off a vital supply line from turkey to rebel held areas of aleppo, they not only hampered supply routes for rebel fighters, they also caused a massive humanitarian crisis when it comes to trying to get much-needed food supplies in, but also causing tens of
thousands to flee toward turkey's borders. since the regime managed to take over and cut off that supply route, they cut rebel held areas in half and they have been moving closer toward turkey's borders. in the last 24 to 48 hours, air strikes happening about a ten minute drive away from the turkey border. causing more to flee as well. meanwhile, turkey says it has an open-door policy, but the gates remain closed. it is absolutely devastating and heart breaking and violence that is only too familiar in syria's war zone. one video posted to youtube showed a girl in complete shock. she was bloodied and scrapnel in her head. meanwhile, not many are putting a lot of hope in the fact that
the cease-fire talks will actually amount to anything. the opposition fighters say they have been betrayed too many times by the international community. there is massive support from russia and other actors on the ground with iraqi militias and vital support that it does get from iran. >> why should they hope there would be success in the peace negotiations after all they have seen in the past several years. arwa damon, thanks. 56 minutes past the hour. early start on your money this morning. a drop in oil prices is sending global stock markets tumbling. crude now below $27 a barrel. the dow futures, john, down almost 300 points. europe is sinking as well. stocks in hong kong plummeting after the holiday break. emergency water crisis, flint, michigan has a housing
problem now. the average vacancy rate is 7.5%. that is five times higher than the nationwide average of 1.6%. 1 in 14 houses in flint are vacant. the five zip codes close to the city center, one in five homes is empty. the city's housing market was hit hard in the great recession. signs that the water crisis is straining the recovery. home prices fell 8% in december alone. a twitter shares taking a nose dive. the company lost 2 million users. compare that to instagram with more than 400 million. the king of social networking, facebook, 1.6 billion active users. twitter stock getting crushed. down 67% over the past year. shares down another 3% pre-market trading.
what is behind the drop? ad sales not growing quickly enough. rumors of sales have been happening for months. twitter is not -- investors are not addicted to twitter. >> that is the last thing you want. if you are not growing, it is awful. >> and getting buy-in on the things you are offering to users. "early start" continues right now. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton face-off on the debate stage in what could be a pivotal moment on the presidential race. and republicans take the race to south carolina where bare-knuckle politics is a national past time. donald trump with a big event overnight. what he said and how opponents plan to take him down.
welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. we are hours away from the showdown in the race for president. pbs debate will air on cnn tonight. it is crystal clear where bernie sanders and hillary clinton are drawing the battle lines. high profile meeting with al sharpton in harlem, he hit the late show with stephen colbert. he addressed whether his political revolution could end in violence. >> those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable is what john kennedy said. if your answer is not the answer, is violent revolution inevitable? >> i certainly hope not. the goal of the campaign is look at the civil rights movement and women's moment and gay moment. understand when we come together, we can accomplish
enormous things. >> the debate at 9:00 p.m. in milwaukee. correspondent joe johns has the latest. >> reporter: the debate turns to milwaukee. it is important because the former secretary of state lost momentum in the drubbing in new hampshire. she is trying to make changes to the campaign. bernie sanders is going to build on fund raising success as well as the big win in new hampshire to show he's not a one-state wonder. a lot riding on the debate tonight. at the same time, the candidates are looking toward the next time the voters go to the polls. the pivot to south carolina is a challenge for candidates because of the demographics. african-american voters with big influence. interesting, bernie sanders didn't just fly to south carolina after the big win. especially went to